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BUY THE PAPERBACK NOT THE TERRIBLE KINDLE VERSION,
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This review is from: They Called it Passchendaele: The Story of the Battle of Ypres and of the Men Who Fought in it (Kindle Edition)
I have read this book two or three times (first in paperback) and most recently on my Kindle (which I took on holiday with me to Northern France). This book is a worthy testament to the men who fought in this most terrible campaign. It is by turns shocking, terrifying, moving and even an inspirational read about a very important event in history involving the people who endured and suffered around Ypres in 1917. I have no criticism whatsoever of the book itself or the author (I have read several books written by Lyn MacDonald and they have all been impressive).
With this in mind it is truly a shame (in its proper sense) that the Kindle version is so poor. There are spelling mistakes and typographical errors on nearly every other page - on occasion I had to refer back to my old paperback copy to make sense of important passages. There really is no excuse for this poor rendition - especially concerning the very serious subject. It is almost as if the transfer was made by someone whose first language was not English and who relied only on a "spell checker"; unable to identify errors that the spell checker did not identify.
This is badly done Amazon, very badly done. You should sort this matter out straight away.
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Initial post: 12 Jun 2013 09:20:42 BDT
Embra Boy says:
You're absolutely right about the Kindle edition. Quite disgraceful.
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